Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment for Health Coverage and Flexible Spending: May 1-23
Open enrollment for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health coverage and flexible spending plans takes place from May 1-23. Eligible university faculty and classified staff may enroll in flexible spending accounts and/or make changes to health coverage elections for the plan year that begins July 1, 2016. No action is required to maintain current health coverage elections for the upcoming plan year, but enrollment is required to begin or continue participation in flexible spending. COVA Care and COVA HealthAware participants can earn premium rewards for the upcoming plan year by completing health related activities. See information, resources and tools at www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits.html. For questions, contact VCU Benefits at 827-1723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCV Campus Parking and Transportation Forum
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to noon
VCU Parking and Transportation hosts an open forum for students, faculty and staff on the MCV Campus in the Egyptian Building, Baruch Auditorium. Parking and Transportation administration will discuss recent initiatives, improvements and address audience concerns.
For more information, contact Jonsette Calloway at email@example.com or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu.
'Aging out of Foster Care: Fostering Futures into Adulthood'
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs partners with the Virginia Commission on Youth and the Family Impact Institute at Purdue University to hold a seminar focusing on the fostering futures legislation with input from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and Sunny Shin, Ph.D., School of Social Work, at the Virginia State Capital, 1000 Bank St. The moderator will be Anne Holton, Virginia's Secretary of Education. Free and open tot he public.
For more information, contact Robyn McDougle at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.wilder.vcu.edu.
Richmond YPQI: TED-Style Talk on Social Emotional Learning
Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The Mary and Frances Youth Center, Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) and United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg sponsor a TED-style talk about Social Emotional Learning featuring Charles Smith, Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, in the Commons Theater. Social Emotional Learning teaches mental skills that lead to understanding and managing emotion, setting positive and realistic goals, building long-lasting relationships, showing empathy for others and problem-solving constructively and ethically. This is a free event, but Eventbrite tickets are required. Visit the website below for tickets.
For more information, contact Shekinah Mitchell at email@example.com or (804) 828-2841 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ypqi-presents-a-ted-style-talk-on-social-emotional-learning-tickets-23284935870.
Workshop in Education: ECSE Service Learning
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers an introductory course, "Workshop in Education: ECSE Service Learning," through July 13 at the Richmond Main Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. The class explores a service learning framework within the context of Early Childhood Special Education. Students will create materials and support programs that enhance learning for children and their caregivers, collaborate with library staff and participate in programs. Participants will earn three graduate credits.
For more information, contact VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu/.
Faculty, Staff, Retiree Fundraising Campaign
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations encourages all employees to participate in the Faculty, Staff, Retiree Campaign. The deadline to donate in this internal fundraiser is Sunday, May 15. This is an opportunity to invest in VCU and VCU Health. Participants can give any amount to any school, unit, fund or scholarship that they choose.
For more information, contact Julie Young at email@example.com or visit http://www.support.vcu.edu/faculty/.
RamAway: Accepting Reservations Through May 4
For those needing a ride back home for summer break, RamAway provides free transportation during university holidays and semester breaks to and/or from the Richmond International Airport, Greyhound Bus Station and Amtrak at Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road. RamAway is currently accepting reservations through Wednesday, May 4, for rides through Friday, May 13. Reserve a departure trip by visiting go.vcu.edu/ramaway
For more information, contact Lou Ann Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-7882 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/ramaway.
FAST Study Invitation
The FAST study team at the VCU School of Nursing is looking for ways to help children become more physically active. If you are the parent or guardian of a preschool child (4-5 years old) we would like to invite you to call us to hear more information about a study that you and your child may be eligible to participate in. Involvement in this study would entail meeting (phone or in person) with study personnel weekly for 4 weeks (all 30-60 minutes visits).
For more information, contact Leigh Small at VCU.FAST.email@example.com or (804) 424-1414.